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Comedy • Music • Theatre • Pantomines Children’s Activities • Charity • Celebrations • Nightlife

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017


Contents

Comedy

Comedy

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Tuesday 3 October

Music

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Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Theatre

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Pantomines

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Children’s Activities

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Charity

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Celebrations

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Nightlife

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Jason Manford is back with a work in progress show ahead of ‘Muddle Class’ - his new national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Venue: Middleton Arena Price: All tickets £15 Parental Guidance: Ages 13+.

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Friday 13 October

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker One of the biggest upcoming names in UK standup comedy – the infamous, cheeky chap himself – Lee Nelson! After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage for the first time at the Arena with his brand-new, laugh-outloud, best ever stand-up show. “Comedy legend” The Sun “Comedy genius” The Mirror “You should be ashamed of yourself” Sepp Blatter Venue: Middleton Arena Price: All tickets £20 Parental Guidance: No Age Restriction Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Monday 20 November

Ed Byrne - Spoiler Alert A brand new stand up show from the unrivalled master of observational comedy. Ed Byrne returns to Middleton Arena. As seen on Mock The Week and Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure (BBC). “A masterful display of the comics art……Comedy’s holy grail”  Sunday Times “It is rare for a comic to merit the word masterful but in this case it is no overstatement”  The Scotsman “Hilarious anecdotes… I assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITELY see!”  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine Venue: Middleton Arena Price: All tickets £24 Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.) Parental Guidance: Ages 16+

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Music Saturday 7 October

Sam Ferranti Sings Sinatra Supported by the Suburban Swing Orchestra

Friday 24 November

Dave Spikey - Juggling on a Motorbike Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously! Only a few short months later he was crowned winner of the national talent show “Stairway to the Stars”. Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the title for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years (is that possible?) to Friday 13 October 2000, the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry! So now in 2017 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more. He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on the motorbike. “He’s premier league” The Times “Relaxed, visual and hilariously funny” Time Out Venue: Middleton Arena Price: All tickets £18 Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.) Parental Guidance: Ages 16+ 4

Let’s be Frank... treat yourself to an evening of class. The swinging sounds of Frank Sinatra and all the classic songs that made him the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. Delivered with panache by Mr Sam Ferranti and The Suburban Swing Orchestra. Sam is well known in Big Band circles as the singer with timing and delivery to take on these timeless tunes. No mean feat in itself when you consider that Sinatra was known as THE VOICE way back in 1940 long long before the TV show even considered the phrase. Couple this with the extraordinary swing of the 18 piece Suburban Swing Orchestra and you have an evening to remember. A group of the finest jazz and classical musicians, some of them bandleaders in their own right. From the early 1950’s to 1966 Mr Sinatra entered what is considered to be his classic swinging era.


An era of songs, albums an arrangements from the legendary Capitol and Franks own Reprise studios, made in collaboration with the greatest composers and arrangers of the day. Come Fly With us and revel in the sumptuous arrangements that are Too Marvellous for words, charts from Billy May, Nelson Riddle and the hard swinging Count Basie. Featuring exact arrangements transcribed from the original manuscripts. Songs from the albums

Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm. Finish time 10pm (approx) Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Come Fly with me, Songs for Swinging Lovers, Come Dance With Me and Sinatra Basie Live at the Sands and many more. The show also offers a selection of instrumentals numbers and featured soloist to create the perfect balance for a lovely evening. This show can be enjoyed by all age groups, so bring along your family and friends and experience the magical sounds of a swinging band and singer. There will be a bar on the evening...... so if you could use some exotic booze let’s fly lets fly away! Ring - A - Ding - Ding... Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: £15 standard, £12.50 concession Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Friday 20 October

WALK LIKE A MAN WALK LIKE A MAN takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, more. With a repertoire which needs no introduction, WALK LIKE A MAN combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

Saturday 28 October & 2 December

Motown and Soul Night Excellent dance floor, superb sound system, 350 capacity, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s sounds of Motown, Stax and Atlantic plus a bit of Modbeat for good measure. The best Motown DJ’s in the North West providing all your Soul needs. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: £6 on the door Licensed Bar until 12:30am

Soul and Motown Nites

Venue: Middleton Arena Prices: Standard Seats £18.50, Restricted View Seats £15. 5


Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October

Let Them Shine Featuring Footlights & Class Act youth theatres, Charity fundraiser in aid of Bury Hospice.

The Willshire Piano Duo

Price: Adults £12 Under 16’s £10.00, Family Ticket £40.00

The internationally acclaimed Willshire Duo is comprised of husband and wife team Philippa Harrison and James Willshire. The duo regularly tours around the UK performing a wide variety of repertoire and are keen educationalists, giving masterclasses and promoting music in schools.

Saturday 28 October Doors Open: 6.30pm Show Starts: 7.00pm

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: Adults £15, Concessions £13, Students £5,

Sunday 29 October Doors Open: 2.30pm Show Starts: 3.00pm

Children £1

Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Spectacular Songs from the Greatest Musical plus special surprise guest appearances. Venue: Middleton Arena

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Friday 3 November Rochdale Music Society presents

Unallocated Seating


Theatre Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October Heywood AODS Children’s Section (Hey Kids) presents

ANNIE

Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 November Rochdale Musical Theatre Company presents

THE FULL MONTY Unsuitable for minors due to strong language and nudity

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks’ mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash showing off their “real man” bodies by becoming a team of male strippers. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties they find strength as a group and overcome their inner demons.

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre

Price: Stalls Adults £13, Children £11, Over 65s £11 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £42

Price Stalls: Adults £13, Over 65s £11

Price Tiered: Adults £14, Children £12, Over 65s £12 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £46

Price Tiered: Adults £12, Over 65s £11 Time: Doors Open 6.45pm Curtain Up: 7.15pm

Time: Evening Performances: Doors Open: 7pm Curtain Up: 7.30pm

Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free

Saturday Matinée Performance Doors Open: 1.45pm Curtain Up: 2.15pm

Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Buy 15 tickets get 10% off Allocated Seating

Allocated Seating

Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

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Pantomimes Thursday 30 November - Wednesday 27 December Shone Productions Ltd in association with Middleton Arena presents

Sleeping Beauty The evil Carabosse curses princess Beauty to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Beauty’s fairy, she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her true love. Will her handsome price come to her rescue and save the day? Venue: Middleton Arena Price: Adult: £16 off-peak, £18 peak, £18.50 Xmas Eve Children & Concessions: £14 off-peak, £15 peak, £16 Xmas Eve Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £52 off-peak, £56 peak, £60 Xmas Eve

Opening Night Offer Friday 1 December All tickets £10.50 Schools & Groups: Please contact the Box Office on 0300 303 8633. Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/middleton-arena or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

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Saturday 16 – Tuesday 26 December Heywood Civic Centre in association with Trio Entertainments Ltd presents

The Wizard of Oz Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West. With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil. Featuring Soap Star “JULIA HAWORTH” best known for her role as “Claire Peacock” in Coronation Street as Glinda the Good Fairy, with a great supporting cast, it’s a Christmas treat is fun for all the family from 2 to 102. Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter for all the family, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town and a show you don’t want to miss! Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: Adults £8, Concessions £7.50, Children £6.50, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £24

Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free Allocated Seating Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).


Children’s Activities

Charity Day

Friday 27 October 2017

Sunday 3 December

Halloween Monster Mash Ball

Lego Fair Charity Day

Our annual Halloween Monster Mash Ball is back for another year! This year we have a new DJ and children’s entertainer ready with spooooky Halloween children’s games!

Charities we are supporting on the day are Fairybricks, St Luke’s School and Bury Cancer Support. There will be Lego Stalls and displays as well as a Toy Raffle with donations from Argos.

We also have the fantastic close up magician Ian Edgar on hand to really blow your minds and if that wasn’t enough this year we have the addition of a fantastic Halloween Photo booth, ready and waiting for you to show off your best Halloween costumes.

Santa’s grotto will be open on the day for all the good little girls and boys.

As always there will be a prize for best fancy dress for adults and kids and if your make up skills are not up to scratch there will be a scary Halloween face painter to hand to give your outfit the finishing touches! Venue: Heywood Civic Centre

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: All tickets £2.50 Time: 10am - 2pm Children under 3 free

Celebrations

Price: All tickets £5 in advance

Friday 10th November

Time: 5pm - 8pm

activ8teMe 4th Anniversary Party

Unallocated Seating Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Come along and join the activ8teme staff and instructors to celebrate the last four years of our successful programme. Find out more about our low cost, pay as you go, adult programme. Everybody welcome! With your host for the event Big H himself, Mr Andy Hargreaves! FREE refreshments, FREE taster sessions, Raffle and a Licenced bar

Halloween Monster Mash Ball Kids DJ & spooky Halloween games

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: £4 in advance Time: 6.00pm - late Unallocated Seating

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photo booth

Close up magician

Ian Edgar

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Sunday 12 November

Civic Remembrance Heywood Township invites you to the annual Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in the Gardens. Meet prior to the event at Heywood Civic Centre for Tea and Coffee from 10am to 10:40am Service between 10.50am and 11.30am approx After the service come back to the Civic Centre for Tea and Coffee. FREE no tickets required

The first few singles were all written by the band and these generally reached the top-20. Two cover versions, ‘Three Steps To Heaven’ and ‘Heartbeat’ were released in 1975. These both reached the top ten before Showaddywaddy reverted back to their own material. However, these again failed to reach the top-10, so they went back to cover-versions and entered the top-10 once more. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: All tickets £19 Time: Doors Open: 7.00pm Starts Starts: 7.30pm Allocated Seating Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).

Nightlife Saturday 9 December 2017

Showaddywaddy During 1973, the band was asked if they wanted to be on TV - the show was “New Faces”. They won one programme in the series and were runners-up in the “All Winners Final” which was broadcast just before new year’s eve 1973. This led to various record companies racing to sign them up. However they had already signed to Bell Records, (the Bay City Rollers and Gary Glitter were also signed to the signed to the same label). The band’s first single, ‘Hey Rock And Roll’ was released on 19th April 1974 and reached number two in the UK charts. Showaddywaddy then hit the UK charts another 22 times until late 1982. These included 10 Top-Ten singles and one number one, racking up a total on 209 weeks in the singles chart - one of the most successful singles groups of all time.

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Sunday 31 December 2017

New Year’s Eve Spectacular Party Like It’s 1920 Heywood Civic Centre goes back in time to the roaring 20s, with a live modern swing band “The Highball Swingers” and a DJ. We will also have a 1920s themed photo booth to capture the memories of the night. Fancy dress is most definitely encouraged, but not essential. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Price: £26.50 per person, £250 for a Table of 10 Time: 8pm til late Tickets include hot food Allocated Seating Booking: Buy tickets online at www.link4life.org/ events-entertainment/heywood-civic or call 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of 5% applies to online bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required).


Heywood Civic Centre presents

Party Like it’s 1920

New Years Eve Spectacular Sunday 31 December 2017 8pm til late £26.50 per person 10 º/º discount for tables of 10 & 12 Call 0300 303 8633 or book online at link4life.org/events-entertainment/ heywood-civic-centre Live modern swing band and DJ 1920s themed photobooth Fancy dress is optional (but encouraged) Heywood Civic Centre | 0300 303 8633 LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW

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Contact Details Heywood Civic

Middleton Arena

LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW Tel: 0300 303 8633* Email: heywoodcivic@link4life.org

LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1AG Box Office: 0300 303 8633 BOOK TICKETS ONLINE 24/7 at www.middletonarena.com

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE 24/7 at www.link4life.org/heywoodcivic

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Middleton Arena is fully accessible to public areas with lift to upper floors. Customers are invited to discuss any special needs. There is free on-site parking for 90 cars to the rear of the building with disabled and family parking bays to the front. Car park access is via LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way.

Middleton’s and Heywood’s premier venues for Entertainment, Concerts, Theatrical Shows and Business Meetings. For information about hiring either venue for your event please visit www.link4life.org/venues

This information is available in large print on request. *Calls charged at local rate.

Link4Life is the trading name of Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Registered Charity No: 1118610

Link4Life Events Guide October- December 2017  

What's On Guide for Heywood Civic Centre and Middleton Arena. Tickets are available online or from the Box Office.

Link4Life Events Guide October- December 2017  

What's On Guide for Heywood Civic Centre and Middleton Arena. Tickets are available online or from the Box Office.